U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday after President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield, while investors digested soft employment data.
The U.S. economy added 98,000 jobs last month, well below the expected gain of 180,000. The unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent.
Dow futures traded about 60 points lower after holding around flat prior to the release. Futures had fallen sharply overnight after the U.S. attack in Syria.
Two U.S. destroyers based in the Eastern Mediterranean fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, which the U.S. said was in retaliation
The Syrian army said the attack killed six people and caused extensive damage, while Moscow called the strike "thoughtless" and requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.